Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pokemon + Quilt Block = PokeBlock

In case you didn't know, my son is obsessed with Pokemon.

The kid has well over 1,000 Pokemon trading cards.


This is Torchic. He's one of the cuter Pokemon and one of my son's favorites. (Or at least he was a favorite last week.)

Of all the quilts I've made, I have never made one for my own dear son. Yes, that means my 9 year old is still using his Thomas the Tank Engine blanket. Which has definitely been well loved and is in need of replacement. I knew I wanted to make him a Pokemon quilt, but couldn't quite figure out how to do it. Some of those characters are very detailed and way beyond my ability for applique. And my embroidery skills don't even rank as deplorable.

Inspiration struck at our last quilt guild meeting when we learned about making Crayon Quilts. I printed out a Torchic coloring page, grabbed my fine line black Sharpie, some Crayons, and my fabric and got to work. The photo was taken after doing two layers of crayon. It looked good in real life, but I can see a few light spots in the photo. Easy enough to fix. And best of all, Nathan loved it! Now I just have to decide how many different Pokemon I want to color.

This is the other thing I made tonight.

Mug Brownie Sundae......mmmmmm! I wanted to try microwave brownies and found a recipe on Instructables for Mug Brownies. It was super, super easy. I added a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream and some chocolate sauce while the brownie was still warm. It was delicious.
(And it was prettier right after I made it. It melted a bit while I was searching for the camera.)

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